Polytechnic college Kupwara awaits completion for 7 years

Students suffer for want of adequate infrastructure
Polytechnic college Kupwara awaits completion for 7 years
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Seven years have passed but Government polytechnic college in North Kashmir's Kupwara district still awaits completion even as absence of infrastructure takes a heavy toll on the academics of the enrolled students.

The construction of the college campus was started in 2012at Karihama area, some six kilometers from Kupwara town, presently the collegeis functioning in a rented building at Bumhama.

The enrolled students said that their studies suffer inabsence of the needed infrastructure besides a full college campus. "Even weremain deprived of the most needed practical work," said a student enrolled in6th Semester.

The buildings are yet to be completed as the executingagency JKPCC is executing the construction at slow pace.

Principal of the college, Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah, told GreaterKashmir, "From November last year the work is halted and in May they havestarted the work but at slow pace. I asked Deputy General Manager JKPCC unitKupwara why the building was not handed over to us in March according to thedeadline, he told me that due to heavy snowfall in winters they were not ableto continue the work."

"They (JKPCC) are hoping the buildings will be handed overin September this year but as per the work they are executing it does not seemthat we will shift their this year," the principal lamented.

Greater Kashmir